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    Brno Zoo

    by Jasen71 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I didn't have enought time to go inside the zoo, which was founded in 1953 in it present located. The Zoo is part of the European Endangered Species Programme, and you can adopt an animal also! In the Brno zoological garden there are more than 500 animals belonging to over 132 species of amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Animals from all continents with the exception of Antarctica.
    Located outside the city it a short tram ride on the number 1,3 & 11.

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    Znojmo / Znaim - south-west of Brno

    by globetrott Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Znojmo / Znaim is a small town of 39.ooo inhabitants and mainly famous for its wine and for its pickeled cucumbers ( the famous Znaimer Gurkerl )
    Znaim is just about 35km south-west from Brno / Brünn.
    On my picture you see the theatre of Znojmo.
    There is also a great town-square and the lovely tower of the townhall, lots of great buildings and the castle.

    1-2 hours should be enough to explore the city, especially when you are lucky to catch the small sight-seeing-train getting you to all places of interest.

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    Znojmo / Znaim - 35km south-west of Brno/Br��nn
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    Valtice / Feldgrub - south of Brno / Brünn

    by globetrott Updated Feb 24, 2010

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    Valtice castle is about 30 km south of Brno / Brünn.
    The castle still needs a lot of restorations inside, but it has already a nice hotel in the left wing of the castle :
    Hotel Hubertus

    and inside the castle you may taste the local wines in a big wine-cellar or take a guided tour ( BUT photography is forbidden inside the castle !)
    A visit to Valtice castle may easily be combined with Lednice-castle, situated in a distance of just about 7 km.

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    Valtice castle in the south of Brno / Br��nn
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    Lednice / Eisgrub castle - south of Brno / Brünn

    by globetrott Updated Feb 24, 2010

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    Lednice / with the old german name Eisgrub is a really great and beautiful castle, where you may even take photographs inside the castle against a small fee !
    You may only take a GUIDED tour through the castle and there are 2 different tours - each of them is about 1 hour
    That way you might need almost the whole afternoon for the castle and the big park around it.

    Lednice is about 75 km north of Vienna and about 50 km south of Brno / Brünn .

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    Lednice castle - 50 km south of Brno / Br��nn
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    Lysice - a great castle north of Brno / Brünn

    by globetrott Updated Feb 24, 2010

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    Lysice is in a distance of about 25 km north of Brno / Brünn, and it is one of the best castles I have seen in Bohemia, and hard to find in any guidebook...

    Lysice castle once belonged to Erwin Dubsky, an early globetrotter of the 19th century and a big part of the furniture and decorations in the castle still remind of his time as an admiral and world-traveller.
    My favorite was the japanese saloon !

    The library of Marie von Ebner Eschenbach is certainly one of the highlights of the tour though the castle.
    Ebner-Eschenbach was born as countess Maria Dubska, niece of Edwin Dubsky .

    Photography is allowed INside the castle, against a small extra-fee
    You will find plenty of infos and pics on my Lysice-page !
    Just click on the link below !

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    Lysice castle - 25km north of Brno / Br��nn
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    Mikulov / Nikolsburg - south of Brno / Brünn

    by globetrott Updated Feb 24, 2010

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    Mikulov / Nikolsburg is one of the places, where you may cross the border to Austria, when driving to Vienna.

    There is a great castle (seen on my picture ), a big thomb that looks rather like a church, a lovely house with graffitis and a jewish cemetery and a lot of baroque buildings.
    In Mikulov you may see the most important things, including the castle-garden within about 1-2 hours
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    Mikulov castle - 30km south of Brno / Br��nn
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    Rajec castle - 25km north of Brno / Brünn

    by globetrott Updated Feb 24, 2010

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    Rajec castle is about 25 km north of Brno / Brünn.
    Rajec castle is quite a large building with the big castle in the middle and wide buildings on each side around a great park in the centre.

    You have to park your car outside and it takes a few minutes untill you get to the castle.
    The opening times of the castle are as follows :

    April, September and October :
    09.00a.m.-12.00 and 01.00-04.00p.m.
    May till August . open 1 hour more till 05.00p.m.

    Closed every Monday !!

    last guided tour is 1 hour before closing time.

    On saturdays in the morning, there will be no tours in case that a wedding takes place there.
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    Rajec castle - 25km north of Brno / Br��nn
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    Pernstejn - 40 km north-west of Brno / Brünn

    by globetrott Updated Feb 24, 2010

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    Pernstejn castle is 40 km north-west of Brno / Brünn and dates back to the 13th centrury

    .The castle is open to the public :

    April 9.00a.m.-03.00p.m.
    May,June 9.00a.m.-04.00p.m.
    July,August 9.00a.m.-05.00p.m.
    September 9.00a.m.-04.00p.m.
    October 9.00a.m.-03.00p.m.

    EXCLUDING a lunchbreak of 1 hour at 12.00 noon !!!

    Guided tours only :
    Adults: 40,- Kc
    Children: 5,- Kc
    Students: 20,- Kc

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    Pernstejn-castle - 40km north of Brno / Br��nn
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    Telc - 90 km west of Brno / Brünn

    by globetrott Updated Feb 24, 2010

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    When you are in the area of Brno / Brünn, make sure you will also see Telc / Tetsch as it is one of the most beautiful and most interesting small towns in Czechia.
    The triangle townsquare is totally surrounded by great baroque buildings, 95% of them were recently restored and are part of the UNESCO-World-heritage !!
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    Telc is on the very left of the map !
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    Telc - 90km west of Brno / Br��nn
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    Take a walk in the edge of the city!

    by lehmus Updated Jul 28, 2009

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    Go to Bystrc (dam, castle Veveri), Bila hora (labour movement's monument), Stranska skala (limestone 156 millions years old), Marianske udoli (lakes), Medlanak (small airport), Kravi hora (planetarium), Hady and Mokra (quarries)... there are so many places for a nice walk in nature, hills offering a pleasant view, and all of this just one step from the rush of the "civilization" (well, to some extent). Please visit catangel's VT page to check some of his walks in Brno.

    view from Bila hora walk around the city say hello :) view from Medlanak hill (catangel's photo)
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    The Indecent Little Man

    by lehmus Updated Jul 28, 2009

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    There is a few interesting but quite hidden spots. Definitely worth seeking and seeing!
    Even many Brno locals don't know about them. This little man on the south side of the St. James' Church shows his buttocks at you :) Follow the link to read more about him!

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    Brno Liberty statue

    by lehmus Updated Jul 28, 2009

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    There is a few interesting but quite hidden spots. Definitely worth seeking and seeing!
    Even many Brno locals don't know about them. This is a Mercury statue to be exact (but doesn't it really resemble of the famous Liberty statue?) standing on a roof of a house at Hybesova street. You can see it from the tram stop.

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    Hidden bee

    by lehmus Updated Jul 28, 2009

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    There is a few interesting but quite hidden spots. Definitely worth seeking and seeing!
    Even many Brno locals don't know about them. For example this stone-bee sitting at the top of one corner-building at Divadelni street, just the oposite of the Mahen theatre.

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    Impressive nature

    by Veroali Updated Nov 7, 2008

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    Mariánské údolí is an area situated at the end of the city. We even used to go there to study botany, because there are plenty of special and rare flowers and plants, also animals as cute dutches. Very nice park with forests all around and ponds in the middle, where is worth to go to relax.
    For a real relax there is a pub on the way.
    Take a bus from city centre number 45 towards terminus station.

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    Cerna Pole

    by eledhwen Updated Aug 23, 2006

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    It is a part of the district Brno-north, it lies to the north-east from the city center nex to the district Husovice. It has arisen as a Brno suburb as lately as the end of the 19th century. It preserved the character of high-quality residential zone with villadom till present time. In Cernopolni street you will find the Tugendhat villa, an exceptional functionalism villa built for the family Tugendhat during the year 1929-30 in accordance with the project the world important architect L.Mies van der Rohe, who designed also the inner equipment and the furniture. As a monument of the world modern architecture, the villa was in the December 2001 registered into the World cultural and natural heritage UNESCO. There is a stable exposition installed inside. But you are not allowed to take pictures inside. If you would like to visit the villa please do it till the end of October 2006, after that the villa will be closed for reconstruction work for approx. 3 years.

    Directions
    From the city centre take the tram No.3, 5 or 9 going to Stara Osada or Lesna and disembark at the station Detska nemocnice or Tomanova. It takes you about 5-10 minutes and you will need a 8 CZK ticket.

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